Audiology is the study of hearing and speech disorders. The profession is well-respected and satisfactory, now the official expertise due to the increase in patients.
Audiologists use different techniques to determine whether a person is hearing a disability or not. These are:
In India, twenty universities, eight public and fourteen private, some with their own multidisciplinary diagnostic setup, offer speech pathology and audiology programs, which are accredited by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).
Such degrees are recognized in India and abroad, and usually, employment is found in government and private institutions. Indian audiologist has the multilingual/multicultural background and overseas benefits for excellent English.
Speech and audiovisual such as audiologists can find jobs with professional teaching and healthcare establishments. Many NGOs also provide good employment to these professionals. Audiologist to conduct clinical activities with patients, such as teaching speech and hearing research, hearing aid accessories and assistive hearing devices and schools and universities.
Audiologists work together with government agencies, practice physicians and practice hearing aid manufacturers. After this, an audiologist can also develop their own health care or educational institute or NGO’s enterprise.
At present, very few speeches and hearing professionals/audiologists are in India, whereas the need for these experts is more than the supply. This means that there is a great scope for those who come to this area.
The audiologists earning depends on its efficiency in practice. The average starting salary offered for fresh graduates is between Rs 5,000 and Rs 7,000. With an increase in experience and skills, the salary reaches 10, 000 or more.
All India Institute of Speech and hearing
Manasangothothri, Mysore 570 006
Phone Off: 91-0821 251444 9
Fax: 91- 0821 – 2510515
Courses offered: Diploma in HA and ET, BSD (Auditory Loss)
BSc (speech and hearing), MSc (audiology),
BSc (SP and HG), MSc (Speech Pathology) and MSc (SP and HG)
Dr. SR Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and hearing
Hennur Road, Bangalore – 560084, India
Telefax: + 91-80-2546 0405/2547 0037/2546 8470
Fax: + 91-80-25467829
Diploma Course in Special Education (Shravan Umpire) [DSE (Deaf)]
Bachelor in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (BSLPA)
Masters in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (MASSP)
Doctoral programs in speech, language and audiology
National Institute of Speech and hearing
Karimanal PO, Thiruvananthapuram 695 583
Phone: 0471 2112735
Bachelor in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (BASLP)
Master in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (MASLP)
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped
K.C. Marg Bandra Reclamation
Bandra (W), Mumbai – 400 050
Phone: 022 – 2640 0215/0228
Fax : 0091-022-2640 4170
Courses Offered: Various diplomas, PG diploma, bachelor’s and master’s level courses in Speech pathology and audiology.
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Deemed University)
Porur, Chennai – 600116, Tamilnadu, India
Course: Master of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology